Monday, November 29, 2010

Making Progress on Cat's Pajamas, Two

I was able to finish quite a few blocks on this quilt over the holiday weekend and tonight.  I probably would have had this top done if I hadn't lost that one little square.

This is not final layout, just a progress layout.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Where oh Where did my 4x4 Square Go?

In the process of making the Cat's Pajamas, Two pattern, I lost one of the 4x4 squares.

When I opened my project box, I had all 320 pieces.  I had the pieces out of the box and on the table for 2 days while I arranged them and started sewing.  When I got to the last block, one square was missing. 

I searched and searched.

I searched the living room, hallway, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, garage cans, recycling can, dirty clothes hamper, pockets of the clothes I was wearing, and my robe.  I asked Loni to search, then I asked the boys to search.  I went through all the pinned blocks to make sure two squares were not stuck together.  I have counted and recounted squares.  It is not to be found.  

I offered money to the boys to search again, and they did.  Still no square.  
The only thing I can do now is add another color and take out random pieces from the blocks I have pinned and try not to think about the fact that there is a little square of fabric, probably right in front of my eyes, laughing at me. 


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Busy Quilting Weekend

Despite the pain in my shoulder, I was able to get quite a bit done this weekend with some of my quilts in queue. 

  • Baby Quilt - Finished the stitch in the ditch quilting and finished two of the big triangles before Big Bertha had to be taken in to the shop for what I hope is a quick repair.
  • Pieced the back and sandwiched Loni's cat quilt.
  • Finished 3 blocks on Mina's quilt (the one I gave her the fabric to last Christmas).  Here are the 3 blocks, just not in order.  
The pattern is Cats Pajamas, Two, a fat quarter quilt, designed by Sam J. Lamoreaux, The Quilter's Workshop.

I know I did too much, and my shoulder is really complaining, but it was nice to get back to doing something I enjoy so much.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WOW, Time Flies

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted on this blog.

I did not start any new projects for a while because a couple of rooms in my house, including the room I quilt in, were being remodeled.  Now I have hurt my shoulder and it makes it hard to quilt.

I have been working on a baby quilt for a friend's new grandson since September.  I have it sandwiched, pinned, and have a few blocks "stitched in the ditch."

I have several projects lined up and in their project boxes. I hope I feel like working on them very soon. 

I also want to hand stitch a miniature log cabin quilt for a piece of art I bought at Huffines Art Trail. It is called "Guardian."  It is made so you can add your own elements to the piece.